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Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
warning for all of us using smart phones. >> the popularity of the iphone, the droid, incredible, all of those smart phones, driving sales of apps but we want to load up the greatest and latest applications but before you do, you should know there is a down side to that down load. more and more are cell phones are serving needs like little computers but that transition is opening us up to new cyberthreats. >> we down load an a, you are giving tremendous access to your phone, to your contacts, to maybe your location so your pictures, some personal information. >> reporter: jewels heads up a consumer privacy group and says consumers need to be aware of the risk when down loading an app. >> it is certainly buyer beware. the other day i discovered my battery meter was requesting my location. what was it doing with my location. >> reporter: it may doing more than tracking your movements. droid 09 created dozens of fake banking applications to trick people in to giving up user names and password and they found one if five android applications has the ability to give away private information pu
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